Templeborough Biomass Power Plant powering a renewable future

Welcome to the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant website where you can find out more about us, up to date information on the construction and operation of our power plant, answers to some of the questions we are asked and details of how our project has become a part of your local community. Please explore our website and keep coming back as we will regularly update the information for you. If you have any comments or questions that you can’t find the answer to then contact us and we’ll do our best to help.

Templeborough Biomass Power Plant

Generating

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Megawatts

of green electricity

Supplying

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Thousand

homes with energy

Saving over

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Thousand

tons of CO2 a year

We generated our first renewable electricity at the plant during July 2018, it now generates around 41MW of green electricity which is enough to supply 78,000 homes and save over 150,000 tons of CO2 every year. It’s difficult to visualise how much that is but would look the same as 250,000 really big hot air balloons and the saving is equal to 1.75 million plane flights to Paris.

News

Greencoat acquires Templeborough biomass plant

Today (24th October 2019) Greencoat Capital is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Templeborough Biomass Power Plant Ltd (“TBPP”) from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”). The investment…

Community Newsletter - Summer 2019

Using waste wood as a fuel our power plant generates 41 megawatts of sustainable electricity, supplying 78,000 homes with clean, green power which saves more than 150,000 tons of polluting CO2 every…

Behind the project

Our Biomass power plant is one of 15-20 similar sized biomass plants that are operating or under construction in the UK at the moment, all of which generate clean, green energy which is great for the environment.

Community benefits

We are a new industry in your community and we know that means we need to work hard to make sure our project brings as many benefits as possible.

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES

BOLSTERING THE LOCAL ECONOMY

FAQs

Does burning biomass emit more harmful greenhouse gases than coal?

No. Our biomass power plant will save in the region of 150,000 tons of polluting CO2 every year. The difference between using biomass and coal or other fossil fuels is simply that the carbon released through burning biomass has only very recently been absorbed from the environment so is part of the existing carbon cycle, the carbon from fossil fuels was absorbed millions of years ago so when released adds to the carbon in the atmosphere. Furthermore, waste wood not collected and used in this way is often disposed in landfill, where it decomposes releasing methane, a gas around 20 times more harmful to the environment than CO2.